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Apr 15, 2019

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums Decrease by 17.2% on Average

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums Decrease by 17.2% on Average Last year (2018) the North Carolina Rate Bureau approved a 17.2 percent average decrease for workers’ compensation insurance – this is the largest decrease in over a decade. The new rates just [...]

May 07, 2018

N.C. Industrial Commission Addresses the Opioid Crisis by Adopting New Rules

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. North Carolina Industrial Commission Adopts Opioid Rules and Companion Guide This blog is a follow up to my blog from February 2017 about the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Opiod Task Force. As mentioned in that blog, the CDC noted that opioid sales had [...]

Apr 30, 2018

Against Democracy By Jason Brennan, Princeton University Press (2017) 245 pages

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Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Against Democracy By Jason Brennan, Princeton University Press (2017) 245 pages This book contends that the election process in the United States is broken, and that we may want to consider other systems for authorizing leadership. Jason Brennan is careful not to advocate [...]

Apr 16, 2018

How long will the insurance company continue to pay for my medical treatment for my North Carolina workers’ compensation injury?

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. How long will the insurance company continue to pay for my medical treatment for my North Carolina workers’ compensation injury? Did you know that in North Carolina injured workers can apply for lifetime medical treatment for an accepted workplace injury? However, there’s one BIG caveat [...]

Mar 26, 2018

Getting your workers’ compensation case moving and your medical treatment started ASAP!

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Getting your workers’ compensation case moving and your medical treatment started ASAP! When an employee has a clear accident and injury, the employer (if self-insured) or their workers’ compensation insurance company should immediately send the injured worker to a doctor to treat their [...]

Mar 09, 2018

Be Careful When Sending Client Information by Email

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Today's post comes from Anthony Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Be Careful When Sending Client Information by Email As technology changes and security threats increase, several states, including North Carolina, have modified their rules of professional conduct for lawyers to include a duty of technological competence. When using email to communicate about client matters, lawyers [...]

Mar 08, 2018

First Responders in Florida Currently Not Provided Disability Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. First Responders in Florida Not Provided Disability Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In the wake of the devastating school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida some of the first responders, firefighters, EMT workers, and law enforcement officers, will possibly develop a condition known [...]

Feb 16, 2018

Criminal Penalties under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act

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Today's post comes from attorney Anthony L. Lucas. Criminal Penalties under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act People are often surprised to learn that there are criminal penalties under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Below is a list of some (not all) of the crimes you should know about if you are involved with the [...]

Feb 13, 2018

“What are my rights after I get hurt at work?”

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Today's post comes from attorney Kristina B. Thompson. “What are my rights after I get hurt at work?” It’s the first question an injured worker thinks about. Once a workers’ compensation claim is filed on a Form 18 with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the insurance company must accept or deny the claim (see [...]

Jan 26, 2018

2017 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

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  2017 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  by Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 697.4 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 697.4 Million Seven of the top ten cases in 2017 are from California, two from Texas, [...]